Darius Rucker to Perform Pre-Race Concert at 2020 Daytona 500
In February, Darius Rucker will be taking the stage to perform a pre-race concert before one of NASCAR's most famous races. The three-time Grammy winner will make his fourth appearance at the Daytona International Speedway, according to Billboard, for the 2020 Daytona 500.
Rucker's Daytona 500 pre-race show will be the first time that the "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" singer performs at the "Great American Race."
"Darius Rucker’s appeal is massive, encompassing fans of both rock and country music, making him a perfect fit for fans attending ‘The Great American Race,'" says Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. "A talent like this is rare. Darius is a true American success story and we are proud to welcome him back once again."
The Daytona 500 will serve as NASCAR's Cup Series season opener. Fans who purchase pre-race access for the big event will be able to view Rucker's show as well as introductions for the drivers. There are a limited number of pre-race show ticket packages available. Tickets begin at $213 and are designed specifically around Rucker's appearance.
Rucker's show at the Daytona 500 will be the country music singer's fourth time at the venue. His first came was in 2002, and his most recent appearance there was in 2010, when gave a solo performance before the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Rucker also made an appearance at the race track alongside his band, Hootie & the Blowfish, in 2003, when the group participated in a Dale Earnhardt tribute concert.
Tickets for the Daytona 500 are available online, on the racetrack's website. The race will held on Sunday, Feb. 16.
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